Down With Milk Fever

Faith miscarried her calf Monday night.  Our vet came out and delivered her calf.

Before he left he said, “There are 2 types of farmers:  One’s who have problems and one’s who are gonna have problems.”

We had no idea what problems were coming……

Faith was given a calcuim tube Monday night to help prevent milk fever.  We milked Faith Tuesday morning and night.  She was doing fine, eating well, and looking good.

This morning when my husband went out to milk Faith she was down with milk fever.  She had bloat and was having difficulty breathing.  faith 1

We contacted the vet who came out immediately and saved Faith’s life.  I was not there, but I’m told, “she was at the foot of the cross.”  Our doctor said she almost didn’t make it.

She went down with milk fever.  She was horribly bloated.  She couldn’t be moved.  She wouldn’t get up.  She was suffocating.  3 men could not get her on her sternum.   The vet was unable to get a hose into her rumen to expel the gas.  He had to make an insision in her side to relieve the gas that was preventing her from being able to breathe.

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She is back from the dead and standing now.   She is still wobbly and not feeling well, but is here.  We praise God she has made it this far.

Faith is still not out of the woods, and could relapse, so we are keeping a close eye on her.  She isn’t interested in food and has only drank a little water.

If you are a praying girl or guy please remember us.  We are sad and will take all the help we can get.

Thanks for thinking of us.

love,

Candi

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